Funded PhD in arctic paleoclimate

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Funded PhD in arctic paleoclimate

Yarrow Axford

We’re pleased to announce a funded Ph.D. student opportunity in Quaternary paleoclimate, Arctic paleolimnology, and organic geochemistry at Northwestern University. Position starts Fall 2021 in the Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences. Full stipend and tuition support are guaranteed for five years. Initial NSF-funded research will focus on using stable isotopic and organic geochemical proxies in lake sediments to understand past abrupt climate changes in Greenland, while working with mentors to explore and calibrate innovative organic geochemical proxy methods. Additional projects could investigate past warm periods in the Arctic or reconstruct major climate shifts in the U.S. Midwest.

 

We seek applicants with background or strong interest in sediment analyses, geochemistry, and paleoclimate. This project offers field work opportunities for interested students, including training as part of an inclusive field team. Training and opportunities in science communication and outreach are also available. Student will be co-advised by professors Yarrow Axford and Maggie Osburn, and will be part of both the Quaternary climate and geobiology research groups. Both faculty are committed to supportive, inclusive mentorship. Applications from URM, LGBTQ, first-generation, and all curious and highly motivated emerging scientists are encouraged. Prospective applicants should contact one or both PIs for more information after reading overviews of Northwestern’s graduate program and holistic application requirements at https://www.earth.northwestern.edu/graduate/grad-apply.html.

 

We look forward to hearing from you!

Yarrow Axford (she/her, [hidden email], https://sites.northwestern.edu/yarrowaxford)

Maggie Osburn (she/her, [hidden email], https://sites.northwestern.edu/mro514)

 

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Yarrow Axford

Associate Professor

Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences

Northwestern University

Evanston IL USA


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